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Jesper Mortensen joins forces with Leah Hennessey to form MAKE OUT

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Remember that energetic little techno-pop duo from Denmark a few years back, Junior Senior?

They were around for a good solid decade, from ’98 to ’08. But what ever happened to the two guys?

Out of our rabid desire to share the greatest new music with you — really the only reason for our existence, truth be told — we are compelled to give you the latest whereabouts on one-half, multi-instrumentalist Jesper Mortensen, who grew bored with the Copenhagen scene not too long ago and relocated to New York City.

The first person he met there? One Leah Hennessey, a punk-fueled vocal powerhouse who also just happened to be the stepdaughter of New York Dolls legend David Johansen.

To put it mildly, fireworks ensued.

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Mortensen played his new chum his latest, harder-rocking material, and she asked if she could sing/snarl over them. They added two more members, dubbed themselves MAKE OUT, and recently issued a rollicking debut EP, “How To,” featuring a sneering slice of ’70s-retro New Wave called “I Don’t Want Anybody That Wants.” A rousing anthem known to any regular listener of Little Steven’s satellite-radio station Underground Garage — it’s become a go-to staple on most of the DJs’ playlists.

Naturally, the group has already opened for the Dolls at the Big Apple’s hip Bowery Ballroom, and a full album is being plotted as you read this.

Catch MAKE OUT on the way up at www.makeoutwiththeinternet.com; they will be monstrous.

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